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‘Arsenal getting their own Bernardo Silva’ – Twitter reacts to Arsenal’s wonderkid

Arsenal look all set to sign Portuguese sensation, Fabio Vieira from Portuguese side, Porto. Despite sharing a surname with legendary Arsenal captain and current Crystal Palace manager, Patrick Vieira, the Porto midfielder has been likened to another ex-Arsenal player and current Manchester City star.

Since Arsene Wenger’s time at the club, the North London side have been associated with elegant and technically gifted players and Mikel Arteta seems to be attempting to recreate that with his newest recruit. He’s been compared to Arteta’s former teammate Santi Cazorla by a few Arsenal fans.

Here’s a tweet sharing that sentiment:

However, there have been greater comparisons to Manchester City and fellow compatriot, Bernardo Silva. Arteta had worked with Silva as an assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and he seems to be looking for players that represent his own ideas and match those of Arsenal football club.

Here are a few tweets that suggest why Vieira could be Arsenal’s answer to Bernardo Silva:

Could Fabio Vieira be the next Bernardo Silva?

Like Silva, Vieira seems adaptable enough to play in a more advanced midfield position, deeper midfield role or in the wider areas. He also seems to have an excellent first touch, an ability to retain the ball under pressure and progress the ball through dribbling or carrying the ball. He also seems to have a final pass on him, which will help the team create more goals.

Vieira will join for a reported sum of £34.2m, which isn’t a lot considering the highly-inflated market today. He’s only 22 years old and has a long way to go but this does look like great business from Arsenal. He’ll not be under pressure because of a big fee and while the comparisons to other top players like Bernardo Silva and Santi Cazorla aren’t likely to stop, he’ll back himself to be his own man.

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